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NBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
and justice prevail. >> reporter: the white house announced president obama will go to south africa joining world leaders and south africans for the funeral of nelson mandela. >> there's a major memorial at the national cathedral for this foreign leader held in high esteem for many americans. i'm steve handelsman news 4. >>> we are getting word reverend >>> brand-new reaction coming in from one of the most well known figures in capetown on the day of mandela's release from prison. pat lawson muse has it. >> jesse jackson just wrapped up a press conference. back in 1990 he was speaking at a church service outside capetown shortly before mandela was released. tonight, jackson is praising mandela's non-violence stance in fighting racism. >> and he is delighted in some sense. he said to me trs ago that he was captured. he would have rather been captured 27 years than have on his hands people from a hospital and school. he could not reconcile with his son shens. that was the soul of the man. >> a delegation from his rain bow push coalition. we just learned that in new york city to
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
. doesn't go far in the united states congress del. >> mike viqueria our white house correspondent thank you very much. >> all righty. >> president obama is heading to south africa to head the delegation hong honoring former president nelson mandela. with him are first lady michelle obama and presidents clinton and carter are expected to attend the services. george h.w. bush will be the only living u.s. president who will not be in attendance. the town where the former president grew up, workers are setting up a massive dome ahead of the state funeral which takes place on sunday. nelson mandela will lie in state at pretoria. from wednesday through sun. desmond tutu, the nelson mandela center, hosting a service to celebrate the iconic leader. as allen schauffler, reports: >> this is nelson mandela square one of the tribute sites set up around this country. it is also the heart of high end retail in johannesburg in one of the richest districts in this country. and as we found out today, many of the people who work in this neighborhood as you might expect live in a very different world. man
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
americans have said we can deal with the lies that president obama tells us because we believe in his heart he has the best interest for the american people. >> so that's what the white house is selling that president obama wants what is best for the folks. and i believe that's true in theory, in theory. he does want what's best for the folks. the problem is his vision is running up against reality. the economy is being held back by his tax policies and by obama care mandates on business. there is no question about that that's not what's best. the medical industry in america will suffer from obamacare. it will be harder for working folks to see a doctor and healthcare costs will actually rise because of co-pays and deductible, that's not what's best. barack obama will not believe me and others who see harm to the nation going forward. and that's where we are. and that's the memo. now, for the top story tonight, reaction, joining us from washington, fox news political analyst charles krauthammer. i think it's just theoretical, you know, it's this theoretical world that president obama seems
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
is he talking about -- >> show me the great things they passed, in just the house, forget the senate. >> fighting obama every step of the way. >> that's what they're there for. >> they were right on everything. >> it goes down to what mitch mcconnell said, it is the republican party's whole ideal is to beat obama or level him. >> they go to that talking point as if it's their saving grace. when the facts are pointed out to them, it doesn't hold up. kimberly, i want you to listen to one more thing from president obama, which he apparently thinks it's just the media that comes up with divisive rhetoric, not him. >> the american people are good and they are decent. yes, sometimes we get very divided. partly because our politics and our media specifically tries to divide them. and splitter them. >> he's been the great uniter, right? >> who did he really mean when he was talking about the media? blame fox news. blame it on the rain. whatever. i mean, quit making excuses. the bottom line is, he's had the most control in terms of partisan politics and he's had the ability to put stuff throu
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
-an-hour curve. >>> president obama observed world aids day today at the white house. he announced $100 million would go toward a new research initiative to combat hiv. >>> vice president joe biden is in japan as part of a week-long asia trip. he'll also travel to china for talks over disputed air space. back to "hardball." >>> i've got to tell you, if it was not already invented, i would say this congress invented the word "do nothing congress." >> but considering what republicans in congress want to do, it is a great blessing that congress has done next to nothing. >> we all know that president harry truman dubbed the 80th congress as the do nothing congress. yet the doing in congress in 1948 has nothing on this one. >> unfortunately, republicans talk work for everyone else, but when it comes to doing the work here in congress, well, they don't quite measure up to it. >> welcome back to "hardball." do nothing is about right when it comes to the track record of this congress. it's not yet the least productive year in history, but close to it. to give you some historical context. when newt ging
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
house pr push to sell obama care defeat any gop efforts to try to sabotage the aca law? weigh in on facebook and twitter. >>> just a reminder for everybody, chris matthews will exclusively interview president obama this week as part of his "hardball" college tour coming from american university. that interview will air this thursday at 7:00 p.m. eastern right here on msnbc. you do not want to miss it. >>> immigration activists keep up their washington fast, but will their efforts translate into real reform on capitol hill? we'll take a look at that. >>> also ahead, have you heard detroit bracing for a bankruptcy ruling today. right now the judge is reading his decision in a courtroom on whether the city can go ahead with a chapter 9 feeling. what sdmeejt for the people and the ripple effects it could have across the country. like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
to be law. until president obama is no longer in the white house, then we have a discussion about repeal. then republicans need to stop saying we need to get it off the books. >> sam, what are they accusing him of? it's like if a baseball batter gets a strike called on him, you don't accuse him of not trying to hit the ball. if you try to hit the ball and fail, that's what obama did here. it was a poor rollout. >> yeah. >> are they accusing him of wanting to have a poor rollout? it seems like they're saying he lied. he wanted this to be lousy. what are they actually accusing him of? >> that's the irony of the criticism. they say the website is so poor. it's not letting people buy coverage. it's not what you promised it to be. and we don't want people to buy coverage. it would be bad for femme. so there is a general inconsistency to the criticism here. but again, the president stressed it today. for the next three years, he will be in the oval office. the repeal movement is for that period of time dead. there is no repeal movement unless they can get a veto -- >> because of the constituti
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 8:00pm PST
york, i'm chris hayes, the white house today got the best news it has had in two months about obama care. we will bring that news to you in a moment as well as the president's latest push to get young people to enroll. but it has always been the case, the political fate of obama care would rest ultimately on its performance, what it did for people's lives and not on the lies and slander directed at it from the right. and while the smears deployed against it get shorter and shorter we have the latest example. did you hear about the guy whose baby was denied coverage under obama care? >> those family plan quotes included myself, my wife, our 7, 5, and 3-year-old, and 18 month-old was left off. the response was no, they don't allow family plans under the age of 8. >> this guy tried to sign his family up for insurance on the new york state exchange and they refused to enroll his 18 month-old baby? obama care is anti-toddler? the story, as you might imagine, got a lot of pickup in the right wing media. the post surfaced again and again all over conservative press and of course landed dis
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
are as well. >> that was president obama pitching obama care at the white house youth summit yesterday. here with us now from policy mike ceo and found er. policy mike is inviting young people to share ideas for what their generation and white house can do to make the affordable care ac. what does president obama have to say to young americans tonight to make them change their minds and it's worth signing up for health insurance? >> i think the key point is they haven't made up their mind yet because they are not educated enough on what the law means for them, how it will impact them in the short term and long term. the most important thing president obama can do is start a conversation, start a discussion which is really what he's set out to do and so this open mike conversation the white house will be responding to the most voted on submissions from young people all across the country. so i think president obama is very committed to starting a conversation that will hopefully get our generation educated on the details which are critical about this law. >> you know, jake, before -- you know
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
nation has lost its greatest son. >> a short time ago president obama had this to say about nelson mandela from the white house. >> his journey from a prisoner to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitment to transfer power and reconcile with those who jailed him set an example that all humanity should aspire to, whether in the lives of nations or our own personal lives. the fact that he did it all with grace and with humor and an ability to acknowledge his own imperfections only makes the man that much more remarkable. >> the president went on to say he didn't think it was likely we'd see mandela's like again. joining us now via telephone is former d.c. mayor, current council member marion barry who was i think you were mayor still when nelson mandela was released from prison in 1992. am i correct, mr. mayor? >> absolutely, derek. my relationship goes before then, one thanksgiving day we sat in at the south african embassy on massachusetts avenue starting a whole movement and on april 4th of thsame year out of that 5,
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
. >>> welcome back to "new day." is the cure for obama care just some good pr? the white house may think so, because they're launching a three-week campaign that will try to refocus the public on the benefits of obama care. an official tells cnn the president will kick off the effort this afternoon at the white house itself. senior white house correspondent brianna keilar is there with details. what's the pitch, brianna? >> reporter: the pitch, this is what president obama will be addressing today, chris, is focusing on the good things that obama care, the affordable care act as the administration has gone back to calling it, the positive effects it's had on real americans. there's still a lot of focus on the website. we understood yesterday that the expectation from the administration was 50,000 people would be able to access the site. that would be the capacity at one time. well, it turned out actually yesterday that it was somewhere in the 30,000 to 40,000 range when the website started becoming unavailable to some people. so not quite meeting that goal. we do understand there were 800,0
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 9:00am PST
on wednesday. >> after being on defense for two months on obama care, the white house is now playing offense. the president was battered for two months with bad publicity over the failures of the health care.gov website. >> the white house says it's now time to promote the president's signature health care plan now that the website's fixed and apparently running pretty well. >> that's what they say. that it's running smoothly, but republicans who opposed the health care program came out swinging against the administration's efforts to renew hope in obama care. >> it's not just a broken website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan, and if that isn't enough, they're having to pay higher prices at the same time. so house republicans will continue to listen to our constituents, listen to the american people and try to focus on protecting them from a fundamentally flawed law. >> this as a new poll a gallup poll shows young americans between 18 and 29 don't know much about the affordable care act. unfortunatel
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
part of his base when a youth summit gathered at the white house. mr. obama answered critics who says he has been avoiding an affordable care act nickname. >> i know people call this law obama care. that's okay. because i do care. and -- i do. i care about you. i care about -- >> the president made this policy pitch today knowing full well republicans in congress will not go for it, but that fits the president's political goals for the upcoming year. not only taking the fight in the upcoming state of the union speech, but in the coming months election cycle. >> let's continue with gloria bor borger. what is the president attempting to establish today? >> one is an issue of poverty and inequality. he started his career organizing poor people in chicago. this is an issue i thought he would come back to in this term and he has. the other part of this is look, this is not much different from the conversation we had in 2012 about -- it's equality stupid. he is taking it back to the issues of expanding for the middle class, that republicans didn't have a good answer for in 2012. >> i think
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:05pm EST
of faith in the white house. president obama like we haven't seen him before. in vulnerable points and how he helped me on my path to marriage and was there in the country during tough times like the newtown tragedy. these are the kind of things you will find in "the president's devotional" in addition to the daily devotion. >> when did you decide to put this together, and did you need his permission? >> i did. i asked him if he thought it would be a good way to inspire other people that we had inspired him and he's absolutely. i started putting them together. could together little less than a year ago. it's been phenomenal. republicans are democrats they say we'll need to start our day in a place that is disconnected from politics and the busyness of any date and focus on our purpose in life and that is what this devotional is all about. >> what did you leave the white house? >> one, i wanted to put this together and share it with people and i had other writing. i wanted to spend more time on my personal life. i got married a couple months ago. i was excited about that, too. >> joshua dub
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
] >> in the house judiciary committee looks at obama's use of executive power. live coverage begins at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span2. also, the education subcommittee examines college affordability and the pell grant program. line on c-span3. idea fornot get the s" series.ummie i had an idea to do a book about computers. i inspired myself to do that dealing with people in the magazine editing job i had. being on the radio and being in the public, talking to people about computers. people wanted to learn more but the material we had available at the time was not doing the job. we had begin her books on how to use computers, but they sucked. they were condescending, they were patronizing. the author was arrogant. you will never get this stuff anyway. hey, look at this. people did not want to know that. they wanted to use a computer. i originally planned to publish one book, even then there was reluctance he with the title when the owner found out they had "dos for dummies." he was like you cannot offend the reader, cancel that. 5000 copies came off the press. it was going to be seven 500 -- 750
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 1:40am PST
of the obama family showing too much puppy love in the white house. >>> and next half hour, don't forget about the morning glass of orange juice. how about taking a shower with it? it is the latest health trend. the vitamin c shower. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues af ♪ >> classic. love that song. >> even in the barking fashion. >> yep. >> what do you get when you mix jingle bell holiday spirit with a bouncing new puppy. >> at the white house it wasn't canine carolling but it added to the festivities. the first lady kicked off the holiday season at the executive mansion. and of course anything involving a puppy usually makes it "our favorite story of the day." here's mary bruce. >> reporter: someone maybe a little too excited for the holidays. sunny, the newest member of the obama family, joined the first lady and children for holiday cheer. bounding with excitement, her first christmas at the white house. she got too rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sunny, the tiny tot was just fine. the first lady welcome
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> the white house declares victory fixing the obama care website. >> what caused the crash that killed the actor paul walker. >>> and what amazon.com learns about drone delivery. >> first we look at your world in 90 seconds. >> people were screaming. >> i thought i'm going to die. >> federal investigators look into the deadly derailment in new york city. >> at least four people were killed after the commuter train jumped the tracks as it rounded the curve yesterday morning. >> we're eager to hear the results of the investigation whatever it is. >> the white house says the newly launched website has made progress from the disastrous begins. >> they've taken the step to come back. >> amazon.com or ebay. >> the government rejected political trade deals with the european union. >> freezing rain in massachusetts causes a huge pile up. more than 70 cars and three tractor trailers crashed on the interstate. >> i knew i was going to hit somebody or something. >> the passenger on board may have tuberculosis. >> online sales could reach $2 billion. >> you look lovely. a
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
point for obama care. the white house says it met its december deadline to fix healthcare.gov saying it's now working more than 90% of the time. the administration says the site can now handle 50,000 users at one time, meaning that 800,000 can register every day. white house communications director jennifer palmeri says they're confident in this site. >> we feel confident about the site working now as it was intended oerriginally conceivedo do, granted two months later than we or anyone would have liked to have seen, so we have confidence in that. >> on a conference call with reporters, jeff zients told reporters the difference between october 1st and december 1st is like night and day. >> response times are under one second. error rates are down well under 1%. and the system is stable with uptimes exceeding 90%. >> all right. so democrats, they're positive about these improvements. however, republicans say that the damage, it's already done. >> the website is improved vastly from where it was two months ago, and quite frankly where it is now is probably where it should have been two mo
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
reform can't get through the house. and obama says, look, the laws are on the books. it's my job to carry out these laws. you know, if i could, i would stop these deportations. that's what he told the heckler recently at the speech. so michele bachmann's idea that obama does anything he wants, flies in the face of the fact that he is not doing the very thing that he says he wants to do and that his base wants him to do. >> well, you know, goldie, when you look at the fact that ryan's talking about hecklers, we remember when congressman joe wilson called the president a liar in the middle of the state of the union address. now the number two republican in the senate is calling the president a liar. he says, quote, i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. now, when you look at that and the claims he's operating imperial, i mean, the president has made it very clear that he's not a king. and that he cannot act without congress. listen to this, goldie. >> i am not a dictator. i'm the president. so ultimately if mitch mcconnell or john boehner say we need to go to cat
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
savage, cnn, atlanta. >>> now to your health and obama care. the white house is making a big push to promote the health care law. >> the president of the united states, barack obama u. >> reporter: it felt like a campaign event. because president obama is in a race he just might lose, the race to rescue obama care from its disastrous rollout. >> today, the website is working well for the vast majority of users. >> reporter: surrounded by supporters, the president conceded that the rollout has clouded projections. >> every day i check to make sure that it's working better. and, you know, we've learned not to make wild promises about how perfectly smooth it's going to be at all times. >> reporter: and he issued a warning. >> we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> reporter: that was aimed at republicans who say that the president's rebranding effort is too little too late. >> we know that obama quare is still plagued with problems. and every american deserves relief from it. >> reporter: but more americans are signing up, like cnn "i-report"er mike meekens. a small busin
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
the struggles of nelson mandela have resonance in the very presence of the white house. there's the obvious point that his father is from the same continent. ed. >> the first time that president obama had ever spoke to a public audience. was on campus on this very issue. the president spoke very elegantly very somberly, he has met nelson mandela, just one time, it was here in washington, in 2005, he traveled to south africa several times, 2006, he went to robin island, where nelson mandela spent the bulk of his 27 years of incarceration. he was there with his family this past june, he wasn't able to see nelson mandela, obviously because of his failing health. let's listen to more of what the president said when he appeared in the briefing room. >> at his trial in 1964, nelson mandela close add statement from the dock, saying i have fought against white domination, and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony, and with equal opportunities. it is ran ideal which i hope to live for, and to
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
divided. there's a lot of opposition to president obama within the house republican conference as well which doesn't make compromise easy. so i think we're sort of at a unique time in the history where no one is really able to get along or to agree on any of the big things, and really even a lot of the smaller things. finally, one last point i'd make is that a lot of republicans say they don't think that the measure should be bills passed in terms of whether a congress is productive. theyty that in knot passing bills but in trying to stop regulations and trying to the fight the battle of the health care law as actually being more productive. >> host: we've been talking with ian swanson, news editor for "the hill." thanks for joining us this morning. >> guest: thanks for having me. >> the wire line world is really the central circulatory system of our economy. it is the veins and the arteries that really connect what is now the information economy in the united states. we're seeing data traffic on our wire line networks increase at the rate of 40% per year, and it's wire line networks t
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am PST
for that all important briefing from white house press secretary jay carney on the obama care website. hi, everyone. i'm gretchen carlson. this is "the real story." meantime, healthcare.gov got a facelift this morning. all part of the fixes they are promising. even as the white house deadline to reboot its website passes. now a former top white house adviser to the president said it could be years before it runs smoothly. >> it may take until 2017 when this president leaves office. you're going to see almost every state in this country running their own exchanges eventually and expanding medicaid. i think it will work really well then. >> host of "power play" on fox news.com live. 2017. chris, this thing was signed in 2010. that would be seven years past signing that it would actually work? >> well, and that's very bad news if you happen to be a democrat who's running for office in the next two election cycles. now, our expectation is that in time they will eventually be able to operate a website. it would be unfathomable that at some point they would not be able to figure out how to oper
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >> up next new evidence that the white house may have a truth problem. kelly files hadoes a major abou face in a story about a member of president obama's own family right after this break. don't miss this. >> the white house said in 2011 there was no record of them ever meeting now the boston globe is being told by the white house how can you make that kind of a mistake? ♪ [ camera shutter clicks ] now, that's cardworthy. [ n ] all right. here we go. ♪ cardworthy. [ female announcer ] this holiday season, visit shutterfly.com for all your cardworthy moments. [ female announcer ] i'm bethand i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. infrom chase. so y
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> the latest on the obama care website. white house now claims it has been fixed, working smoothly 90% of the time, but will consumers find that to be true. so much at stake for president obama and millions of americans seeking health insurance. and abc's jon karl has all of the latest from the white house. good morning, jon. >> reporter: the white house is not quite declaring mission accomplished. they say they've finally achieved their first goal, getting the website improved to the point where most people can use it to pick out health insurance. after two months of system crashes and error messages, the white house says healthcare.gov is working for the vast majority of people who try to use it. in a report filled with colorful charts and graphs. the white house uses to measure its success. some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 a day. it's now accessible 90% of the time, up from just 40% in october. the man in charge of the website reboot, gave his bottom line in a conference call with reporters. >>
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
you. >>> joining us coming up, the white house and its allies are going on offense for obama care. but i'm questioning what offense. still ahead, vice president joe biden in asia, pushing the agenda that has american workers very nervous. and all they're talking about is a fly zone. we'll get into that. but next, i'm taking your questions, "ask ed live" just ahead. stay tuned. you're watching "the ed show" on msnbc. thrusters at 30%! i can't get her to warp. losing thrusters. i need more power. give me more power! [ mainframe ] located. ge deep-sea fuel technology. a 50,000-pound, ingeniously wired machine that optimizes raw data to help safely discover and maximize resources in extreme conditions. our current situation seems rather extreme. why can't we maximize our... ready. ♪ brilliant. let's get out of here. warp speed. ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ [ male announcer ] the beautifully practical and practically beautiful cadillac srx. get the best offers of the season now. lease this
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
there for affordable care. tara is at the white house with the latest. >> president obama is asking americans who need insurance to come back to newly overhauled healthcare.gov. >> do not let the initial problems discourage you because it's working better now and it's going to keep on working better over time. >> the obama administration says more than 1 million people logged on to the site monday and the system did no
Bloomberg
Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
in washington and on capitol hill, house lawmakers are set to look into patent controls. the bill is expected to pass. on the eighth day of hanukkah, president obama will host not the one but two receptions at the white house. that does it for looking ahead. >> thank you. it is time now for "hot shots," a look at the most compelling images of the day. the official world cup ball has been revealed in rio. took 2.5 years of testing. it is a term used to refer to brazilians living abroad and is five --ng used to do described national pride. traditionals bracelets worn in brazil. want to be lucky in 2014? the u.s. treasury can lend you a hand. it is printing lucky money to mark the chinese year of the horse. the uncirculated one dollar bills will have a serial number beginning with 8888. in chinese culture, the number eight is considered auspicious as it sounds like the word that means a wealth. the lucky dollar bill is on sale , 595 each. speaking of lucky, here is a lucky shot. the harlem growth -- harlem globe trotter broke the record for the longest basketball shot. he threw the ball across t
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
by to hear from president obama. he will be walking into the briefing room over at the white house, going to the microphone and speaking about a man he so deeply, deeply admired over so many years, president of the united states will pay official respects to nelson mandela and what he did. christiane amanpour is watching the reaction pouring in. we shouldn't be surprised, 95 years old, christiane, we were all bracing for this day. it has now happened. >> reporter: yes, i think people were dreading this day. people obviously were bracing for it. you know, we had a terrible scare about his life and his health back in march. people thought that he was, you know, had departed or was close to departing back then. luckily, he didn't. he has obviously been very well looked after and his last days and months have been surrounded by his family but there was a very big scare and everybody is dreading it because you know, who next, who next, who matches this kind of leadership, this kind of courage. this kind of transformation of a man and a politician who started as a lawyer, who was a boxer, even,
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 8:00am EST
the obama white house, or the books he wrote about military. his ground rules are that evil into the dim, but they can't -- material can't be used until the book comes out. he can't, in other words, rush something into his "washington post" column. so i think when you approach a justice that way, and remember, because it's a book you're not going to be writing about a decision that hasn't come out yet so you're writing about the past, hopeless understand that. one of the things that he charts in the book you're talking about is the supreme court's very important decision on whether labor unions and corporations can use their own money as opposed to setting up packs, but use their own money to spend independent of candidates to support a cat or a political party. the so called citizens united decision. citizens united case in a very odd way because it started out as a question of whether a paid broadcast or political documentary about hillary clinton that would be viewed on demand on cable counted as a kind of an election message that the law banned in certain blackout periods before elec
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
for the whole group. anever would have got ton the white house as someone articulate as president obama. and he is. >> host: who is the whole group? >> caller: i'm talking about a group of progressives that wanted in to the white house and they wanted to be in it regardless of whether they can get elected or not. but president obama seemed like a good candidate to be their mouthpiece. it's kind of what he's acting like. because nobody ask get fired because they are in charge. and he isn't. >> host: okay. >> caller: it occurred to me as a possibility. >> host: all right. susan, just talk about the cabinet secretary and how much power and influence they have over the president. >> guest:s a john said there's a long-term trend of centralizing in the white house for various reasons including by the way, the extreme difficulty we now face in confirming anyone for any job. there are 200, i believe, senior administration nominees right now that are waiting for conformation from the senate they have not yet approved. so,
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 9:00pm EST
, the house judiciary committee examines president obama's use of executive powers. a panel of legal scholars testified about the white house decision to delay the employer lawate in the health care and about the enforcement of immigration rules. this hearing is over three hours. >> the judiciary committee will come to order. the chair is authorized to declare recess of the committee at any time. the chair welcomes the members of the audience who are here, member who disrupts this meeting will be removed. presently, we do not have order in the hearing room. members of the audience must behave in an orderly fashion or else they will be removed from the hearing room. rule 11 provides the chairman of to punish by censure and exclusion from this hearing. if there are members here who wish to remain, they should sit or leave theely room immediately or they will be escorted from the room. today's hearing is about the president's role in our constitutional system. our system of government is a tripartite one with each branch functionstain defined delegated to it by the constitution. the president is
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
and the leader cantor treasury secretary jack lew. then remarks by obama at the white house holiday reception. >> friday on c-span, washington journal looks at the role of the institute of health. fauci followedy by eric green. later a look at the national institute of health. >> i am a combat vet. i served in the navy for seven years before i was retired. i crushed both of my hands and my to have them rebuild. life expectancy is down less than two years. my husband is my primary caregiver. i don't need anything from the v.a. anymore. my complicated claim took four i am heredjudicate. not to represent my issues. i am here to ensure everyone will understand that cases like my own are not isolated. i personally have dealt with 1000 cases of veterans and their spouses and children dealing with complex claims. weekend a hearing on dealing with processing and disability claims. on book tv, taking stock. lateormer congressman. saturday night at 12:15. as a nation grieved for a lost president, lbj -- for lbj went intont, office. this is 30 minutes. >> i thank the gentleman from maryland for yielding
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
of the dodd-frank regulations. and president obama at the white house hanukkah reception. later, the democratic steering expiring hearing on unemployment benefits. span, washington journal looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health. starting live at 7:30 eastern with director francis collins on the medical research priorities. future projects and the impact of sequestration. at 8:00, allergy and infectious diseases director anthony fauci followed by derek green director of the national human genome research institute gave at 9:00, harold varmus. at nine: 30 come i look at the national institute of mental health with director thomas in cell -- thomas insel. all with your comments live on c-span. >> the alliance for health reform will host a discussion on how medicare costs will be patient by new hospital bus vacations. you can see the discussion friday starting at 12:15 eastern on c-span two. and on c-span 3, formal utah governor and presidential candidate jon huntsman and former indiana governor and senator evan by will talk about bipartisanship. >> i am
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
on a fiscally sustainible path for the long term, >> remarks by president obama at the white house hanukkah reception. that is followed by french opposition leader on the european debt crisis and other issues. alliance for health reform will host a discussion on how medicare costs will be affected by new hospital nation classifications. you can see that discussion friday on c-span 2. span 3, former utah governor jon huntsman and former indiana governor will talk about bipartisanship. >> i am a combat vet. i served in the navy for seven years before i was medically retired. hands andboth of my had to have my hands rebuilt. i am 100% disabled. my life expectancy is less than two years. my husband is my primary caregiver. i do not need anything from the v.a. any longer. my claim took four years to adjudicate. the entire claim was submitted fully developed in its entirety before i was even discharge from the navy. -- we are here to make sure the panel will understand are notes like my own isolated. i have dealt with almost 1000 cases in the last six months of who are dealing with complex claims
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 12:00am PST
skis on a wishbone, dana. surprise, this is "the five." >>> the white house has spoken, the obama care website is a success. by their measure, why not? look at other government successes. the postal service, dmv, green jobs, war on drug, irs. obama care
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 2:00am PST
president obama is violating the constitution. the house jude digs a -- judici heard that yesterday. he spoke about megyn kelly about why he thinks these hearings are necessary. >>> there are certainly circumstances when previous presidents have exceeded their authority under the law. and it's a responsibility of the congress not a partisan way but a bipartisan way to put a check on that. and hearings like the one we held today are a big part of that. >> yesterday's hearings focused on the employer mandate in obamacare but also looked into the way the president is handling issues like immigration. >> a federal trial underway today for a former bp drilling engineer accused of trying to destroy evidence by deleteling hundreds of text messages after the 2010 oil spill in the gulf of mexico. he was part of a team of experts who scrambled to seal the well after the explosion. he deleted text messages between himself and his supervisor about just how bad the spill was. his lawyer says he didn't know he was doing anything wrong. >> o.j. simpson's lawyers will take his case to the supreme court
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
that there wasn't anyone really in charge. so this administration the white house was so determined to come out with this obama care on october 1st regardless of these problems. >> as each new revelation comes out. let me ask you this, does it make it a bigger problem for is he safe so to speak. does he came out and said i'm going to make she's fixes and i didn't know any of this. problems are so big and so multiple they are still having to fix it. the fixes go a long way. secondly, you know this is a case where the president and democrats put their faith in 1/7th of our nation's economy. what is coming clear of the e-mails things where the system is breaking down eternally controls there wasn't somebody in charge. >> the question is who was in charge and what did the president know. cms issued this statement to fox news. it reads in part:what does that say to you? obviously they are trying to keep it to the top of cms and ultimately the administration. >> when you release e-mails it is part of the administration. the facts are they are delaying the small business exchain program. the facts are
ABC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am PST
will renew a push to tout obama care. with the website improving, the white house is reminding people why the law was passed in the first place. "the washington post" reports that one-third of people who signed up for health care plans on the federal insurance website may have errors on their application due to computer system glitches. the white house is denying that number. >>> we'll soon hear for the first time the seven emergency calls made to newtown police on the day of the sandy hook massacre. prosecutors had tried to keep the 911 tapes secret. but they were overruled in court. the judge said the recordings being released tomorrow will help the public gauge whether the police responded appropriately. >>> new, overnight, this picture taken during a rescue operation in santa ana, california. this woman became wedged in a tiny space about five feet from the ground. firefighters pulled her out with minor injuries. >>> crews in washington state hope to resume their search this morning for a mill worker missing after the collapse of a grain silo. the silo was filled with corn. it collaps
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am PST
the train to slow down if it was going too fast. >>> president obama is said to make some comments about his health care law at a white house youth event today. it's the second-straight day he will be talking about obama care. as abc's karen travers tells us, that's by design. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, john. good morning, diana. president obama highlighted the progress at healthcare.gov. but once again, he reminded americans that the health care law is not just a website. and he had a strong message for republicans. he said the health care law is here to stay. >> my main message today is we're not going back. after just the first month, despite all of the problems in the rollout, about 500,000 people across the country are poised to gain health care coverage threw marketplaces and medicaid beginning on january 1st. >> reporter: but the white house says the problems are almost fixed. over the next three weeks they'll make a big push to get people enrolled so they have health insurance by january 1st. john and diana? >> karen, thank you. >>> now, to a breaking story from
KICU
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
surveyed approved of the job president obama is doing in the white house. but 43% disapprove. and that number is up 8 points since july. it also shows 33% say the country is headed in the right direction. but 55% say we're headed in the wrong direction. >>> a midnight wedding in hawaii for 6 same sex couples. the state legislature voted last month to legalize same-sex marriage there. the law took effect today. the state's marijuana laws allow couples to register for a lightning and be married on the same day. hawaii is the 16th state to allow same-sex marriages. >>> it's going to be cool out there tonight, but not as cold as it will be coming up. the clouds are going to stay for the most part above freezing. when the clouds clear tomorrow, things really do change around. here comes the cold front. at midnight, you see maybe a little drizzle or something along the coast. maybe a few sprinkles. here comes the front, it sort of passes through. that's tomorrow morning at about 7:00 a.m. as we go through the day, it clears out. those clear skies tomorrow afternoon are going to mak
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am PST
for the obama administration. >> reporter: the white house says 50,000 people can now log on to healthcare.gov all at the same time. >> we have a much more stable system that's reliably open for business. >> reporter: jeffrey, who leads the president's website repair team, said in a conference call this weekend that after more than 400 bump fixes and software -- bug fixes and software upgrades, the obama administration met its goal a working site for the vast majority of users. >> the site is stable and operating at intended capacity with greatly improved performance. >> reporter: response times have improved from 8 seconds in late october to less than 1 second. error rates have gone from 6% to less than 1%. democrats applaud the progress. >> hopefully we are going to have americans get access to the healthcare they need. >> reporter: republicans argue once consumers get in, they won't like what they see. >> most americans are going to find a less dynamic health system. they are going to find that the cost of the healthcare that they must purchase is going to be higher. >> reporter: even w
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
to offset the costs of consumers like erin. president obama asks for help today at a white house youth summit. >> i'm going to need you all to spread the world about how the affordable care act really works, what its benefits are, what its protections are and, most importantly, how people can sign up. >> reporter: one lingering and significant problem with obamacare remains: accurate consumer data in many cases is not reaching insurance companies. late today, scott, the administration and top figures in the insurance industry said they are working together on a technological fix. >> pelley: major, thank you. the numbers are improving for home sales again. the government reported today that sales of new homes in october jumped more than 25%. that was the biggest monthly gain since 1980. thieves stole a truck carrying radioactive material. how can it be? synthetic forms of illegal drugs are coming into this country legally. and can rescuers save dozens of whales stranded in shallow water? when the "cbs evening news" continues. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tend
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 2:00am PST
meadow. >>> now to the problem of the obama care website. over the weekend the white house says it met a crucial deadline and fixed many online glitches. the speed has more than tripled the 400 bugs gone. healthcare.gov now works for a vast majority of americans. >>> so a man in minnesota made it snow on some lucky shoppers at the mall of america as "let it snow" was sung by a trio down below. the man through 1,000 $1 off the floor. he said he had a rough year and just wanted to make people happy on black friday. local police weren't too happy with the man's stunt as they charged him with disorderly conduct. the man argued i don't know how holiday cheer is disorderly conduct. now let's get to sports from betty. what do you think? >> if he wants to give it away, why not? right? >> let it snow. >> exactly. let it rain. all right. what a great weekend for football fans. let's start with sunday night's nfl game. the nfc east showdown between the redskins and giants. redskins lead the game in the second but the giants come back and tie it up. in the second half. giants held off the redskins
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am PST
-and-tumble greeting at the white house. an overenthusiastic dog, obama's dog sun y, puppy number two and 2-year-old ashton. all is well that ends well. looks like it could be the start of a beautiful friendship sealed with a kiss. [ male announcer ] if you stash tissues like a squirrel stashes nuts, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® liquid gels. nothing starts working faster than zyrtec® at relieving your allergy symptoms for 24 hours. zyrtec®. love the air. ♪ by the end of december, we'll be delivering ♪ ♪ through 12 blizzards blowing ♪ 8 front yards blinding ♪ 6 snowballs flying ♪ 5 packages addressed by toddlers ♪ ♪ that's a q ♪ 4 lightning bolts ♪ 3 creepy gnomes ♪ 2 angry geese ♪ and a giant blow-up snowman ♪ that kind of freaks me out [ beep ] [ female announcer ] no one delivers the holidays like the u.s. postal service. priority mail flat rate is more reliable than ever. and with improved tracking up to 11 scans, you can even watch us get it there. ♪ >>> it has been four year this week since allen gross was jailed in cuba. he was found gui
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
, nelson mandela. flags are also at half staff at the white house this morning. president obama and the first lady will be going to south africa on tuesday. and former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be going to south africa this week. nelson mandela will be laid to rest this week. charlene hunter-gault who worked for npr during nelson mandela's presidency, and from new york, special correspondent tom brokaw. here is tom back in 1990 interviewing nelson mandela after he was released from prison. it's a great photo. the reverend jesse jackson is here, one of the first people to greet mandela after he was released from prison. what a great day that was. we'll talk about it. and he wrote a book entitled "mandela's way." and charles ogletree who marched for mandela's freedom and subsequently met with him several times. welcome to all of you. it's a great privilege to have this conversation. i want to begin in south africa with charlene hunter-gault and have her set the scene with this national period of mourning and reflection and celebration. good morning, charle
FOX
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm PST
at $551 a share. >>> only on 2 tonight, a new ktvu field poll shows president obama's approval rating in california continues to slip. the poll found 51% of those surveyed approved of the job president obama is doing in the white house. but 43% disapprove. and that number is up 8 points since july. it also shows 33% say the country is headed in the right direction. but 55% say we're headed in the wrong direction. >>> a midnight wedding in hawaii for 6 same sex couples. the state legislature voted last month to legalize same-sex marriage there. the law took effect today. the state's marijuana laws allow couples to register for a lightning and be married on the same day. hawaii is the 16th state to allow same-sex marriages. >>> it's going to be cool out there tonight, but not as cold as it will be coming up. the clouds are going to stay for the most part above freezing. when the clouds clear tomorrow, things really do change around. here comes the cold front. at midnight, you see maybe a little drizzle or something along the coast. maybe a few sprinkles. here comes the front, it sort of
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